Author Archives: Charity Apple

In the market for a ‘new ride?’ Follow these four tips when car shopping

By Sydney Horton Times-News correspondent Editor’s note: This week, Sydney Horton’s Adulting 101 series tackles buying a car. Ready to buy a car? Or ready to trade your current vehicle? In this weeks edition of Adulting 101 you’ll learn all about first time car buying. 1. Buy gap insurance: If you’re ever in an accident [...]

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Best in Show winners announced

Times-News The 61st annual Visual Arts Competition for Young People, a juried contest for middle and high school students, was held on March 21 at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. The exhibit will remain on display through May 3 in the Sister Galleries. Kenzie Talhelm, a Williams High School student, won Best in [...]

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Thinking outside the artistic box: March’s featured artist is studying animation

By Logan A. White Times-Newscorrepsondent Editor’s note: Teens & 20s writer Logan A. White interviews area teens and twenty-somethings about their careers and/or passion for art monthly. Nichole Crawford, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, is March’s featured artist. Crawford is majoring in Film with a concentration in Animation. [...]

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Things To Do (week of March 25, 2019)

Times-News • Widespread Panic: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), 123 Vivian St., Durham. $136 and up; tickets available through Ticketmaster. • Textile Heritage Museum’s 15th anniversary celebration: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 2406 Glencoe St., Burlington. 336-260-0038, www2.textileheritagemuseum.org/ or visit the Textile Heritage Museum on Facebook. • Brian Collins’ [...]

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Winners of 61st Visual Arts Competition for Young People

Times-News GRAHAM – The winners were announced for the 61st Visual Arts Competition for Young People, a juried contest for middle and high school students, on March 21 at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St.  The exhibit will remain on display through May 3  in the Sister Galleries. Winners in the High School category were: [...]

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Right place, right time: Harlem Globetrotter’s journey to play basketball

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent    Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Orlando aka “El Gato” (The Cat) Melendez, certainly has a remarkable story to tell about his journey to becoming a Harlem Globetrotter. In his youth, he would run two miles to the nearest basketball court to play, and run two miles back. [...]

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Adulting 101: Three tips for finding your own ‘space’

By Sydney Horton Times-News correspondent  Editor’s note: This is a continuation of Sydney Horton’s Adulting 101 series. The biggest and scariest next step of adulthood is moving out. These three tips should help soften the blow of taking that leap.  1. Location — This is probably the hardest part of moving out. You’ve likely become [...]

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Exciting career paths for chemistry majors

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent  Editor’s note: Teens & 20s writer Logan A. White will be exploring various college majors in this monthly series. Get a college education, and your career will soar. That mantra is drilled into the minds of students all over America, created by a culture that prioritizes success through higher [...]

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Things To Do (week of March 18, 2019)

Times-News • Alamance Children’s Theatre presents Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man”: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. $8 for adults and $7 for students. www.alamancechildrenstheatre.com. • The Original Harlem Globetrotters: 7 p.m. Saturday, Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 2825 University Parkway, Winston Salem. [...]

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‘Music Man’ a memorable show

By Sydney Fischer Special to the Times-News Editor’s note: Incorrect ticket prices were listed in the print edition on Thursday, March 14. The correct information can be found below. Alamance Children’s Theatre’s “Music Man” is a show filled with great lessons along with fun songs and dance numbers. Meredith Willson’s story follows a traveling con [...]

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